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MOOR, noun

1. A tract of land overrun with heath.

2. A marsh; a fen; a tract of wet low ground, or ground covered with stagnant water.

MOOR, noun [Gr. dark, obscure.] A native of the northern coast of Africa, called by the Romans from the color of the people, Mauritania, the country of dark-complexioned people. The same country is now called Morocco, Tunis, Algiers, etc.

MOOR, verb transitive [Latin moror.] To confine or secure a ship in a particular station, as by cables and anchors or by chains. A ship is never said to be moored, when she rides by a single anchor.

MOOR, verb intransitive To be confined by cables or chains.

On oozy ground his galleys moor